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japan. in some places he walked alongside staff from the united nations. he has seen first hand that many people need assistance. >> translator: programs to assist people in developing countries seem to be too compcated these da. i felt we should return to basics. we should see how people in poverty live their lives. and think about what they struggle with. that's what led me to simple technology. >> reporter: he runs to find affordable solutions. he introduces the winners. the inventer of this kit for making wine from coconuts was the first winner. this year they have students to researchers who entered. they are getting ready for the main event. he has one condition. each contestant must do five days of field work in the developing country to witness people for themselves. being out in the field is a chance for the contestant to put their inventions to the test. this bag for carrying water is a big help for local women. >> translator: i want this because it's not heavy. i think i might be able to pay $3. >> reporter: another brought a light that can be wrapped around parts of
this week after the united nations general assembly voted overwhelmingly to recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state. many jewish groups denounced the u.n. action, saying it undermines future peace negotiations with israel. some u.s. christian and muslim leaders supported the move. the palestinians were not granted full u.n. membership, but their upgraded status could allow them access to other u.n. and international bodies, including the international criminal court where they could possibly bring charges against israel. the united states was one of nine nations that voted against the resolution. >>> in egypt, seven coptic christians and a controversial american pastor have been sentenced to death over an anti-islam film that sparked massive protests in several muslim countries in september. but the sentences can not be carried out since none of the eight lives in egypt. a u.s.-muslim organization urged the court to drop the charges, saying the prophet muhammed taught forgiveness. florida pastor terry jones was among those sentenced for promoting the film. in 2010, jon
>>> a threat to the human race. the head of the united nations urges countries to work together to tackle climate change. environment ministers fro ound the world are rolling up their sleeves in doha, qatar, to address the challenges they share. they have rising greenhouse gas emissions, ice sheets melting rapidly and a warming planet. ban ki-moon urged them to speeds up negotiations on climate change. >> delegates are deadlocked over finances, developing nations are calling on trializ liindustrial countries to stop global warning. a delegate from the pacific island nation of palau says financial support to protect the lives of people there is indispensable. >> we don't have the resources, and we are also being threatened by climate change. financing is part of our survival. we need finances to survive. >> the delegates are running up against a deadline, the conference scheduled to end on friday. now, the ministers come to the table with competing interests. they come from nations with a range of environmental and economic challenges. nhk world has more from doha. >> the meeting
to work with our partners, including at the united nations security council, to respond in a swift, effective, and credible manner. >> davies said the u.s. could strengthen sanctions. he said existing penalties have already hampered north korea's nuclear program. davies has been holding discussions with his counterparts from china, as well japan and south korea. he said he hopes the chinese can use their influence with their allies in pyongyang. u.s. diplomats have made similar warnings over the years and the north koreans have ignored them. >> reporter: the ballistic missile launch will be the second since kim jong-un took pow area year ago. it will use the same launch pad at a site in the northwestern part of the country. before the first test in april, officials in pyongyang said the 30-meter, three-stage rocket was meant to carry a satellite. but japan, the united states and south korea said the launch was in fact a ballistic missile test. the test ended in failure with the rocket exploding in midair two minutes after liftoff. it broke into more than ten pieces and fell into th
and east jerusalem. the controversial announcement came a day after the united nations voted last week to recognize palestine as a nonmember state. the union for reformed judaism called is a challenge, but it denounced the u.n. vote as counter-productive to peace. >>> a prominent group of orthodox rabbis meanwhile voiced its support for israel's decision. >>> in a letter released by the vet c vatican this week, the pope issued new rules for charities that identify themselves as catholic. he instructued such groups to follow it, and they're barred from accepting money from organizations whose work runs counter to work teachings. although the pope did not specify, that could apply to funders that promote birth control. those charities found to violate the new rules can be stripped of their catholic dez natisignatio the local bishop. we have a special report from haiti where we found an american priest and doctor who is helping thousands of victims of earthquakes, hurricanes, hiv, choler and not least government bury rock sees. they're succeeds not with a big top down plan but by listenin
: the announcement came a day after the united nations' general assembly voted to recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state. the u.s. opposed that vote. on friday secretary of state hillary clinton criticized the israeli construction plan as well saying it will set back the cause of the negotiated peace. today state department spokesman mark toner echoed clinton's warning. >> we consider these kinds of actions, these kinds of unilateral decisions to be counterproductive and make it harder to resume direct negotiations. >> suarez: israeli settlers dismissed the outside criticism. instead they said there should be no stopping the construction for any reason. >> this announcement is actually called for. the big question is why do we need to do these things as a reaction to something? if we believe in our ability, in our need to build and expand the land of israel then that's what we should do regardless of what the other side is doing. >> suarez: an israeli government planning meeting on the new settlement is expected later this week. actual construction could still be months or even years away
as the united nations and arab league special envoy last summer when mr. annan left. he is trying desperately to try to put together some kind of a diplomatic game plan to put an end to the civil war in syria and to inspire a complete political transition. so this was his initiative to try to bring these two senior officials together. >> pelley: if we're at a crucial moment here, how much has the u.s. actively engage with opposition groups in syria and should it they be more engaged? >> the u.s. is actively engaged with the syrian opposition both inside syria or at least with contacts with group inside syria and with the external pop sigs as well. the united states played an important role in encouraging the opposition to form a new national coalition which does appear indeed to be quite representative of the opposition. >> brown: how much are we able to control the flow of arms and supplies inside? are we able to pick the good guys and the bad guys? the potential winners and losers? how much do we play a role there? >> i suspect, jeff, that we know a lot more now than we would have known 90
businesses. one of those new tv businesses could be a national sports cable channel. sports is one of the highest priced but most profitable programs to put on television. just consider that espn is a big contributor to the most profitable business unit at disney. rick horrow tonight goes "beyond the scoreboard." >> reporter: espn's sports media monopoly could be in jeopardy, as rupert murdoch's news corp reportedly is moving forward with plans to turn its auto- racing channel speed into fox sports 1, an all-sports tv network by the middle of next year. news corp execs believe their company is uniquely positioned to compete against espn because of their previous success breaking into the broadcast and cable news markets with fox and fox news, respectively. fox isn't the only network hoping to steal viewers away from espn. comcast's nbc and cbs have also launched 24-hour sports networks. but where fox hopes to differentiate itself is with distribution and live sports rights. fox's speed channel already is in more than 80 million homes, and fox owns rights to mlb, nascar, college spo
simes, president of the center for the national interest, a foreign policy think tank. and steven heydemann, a senior adviser for middle east initiatives at the united states institute of peace. he's worked with the syrian opposition on the challenges ahead once the assad regime falls. steve, to you first. what do you understand the situation on the ground to be right now in syria? >> we have seen in the past month a significant shift in the momentum of events on the ground. we have seen the opposition increase the effectiveness of its tactics. it has acquired weapons that have permitted it to challenge the regime much more effectively across a broad range of fronts ranging from the south of syria to damascus to the north, and we're seeing this reflected in the regime's response to the opposition including some of the activities surrounding movement of chemical weapons. we don't know exactly what's at stake but part of the speculation is that they're putting themselves into a position in which they could create a defensive zone if it turns out to they're unable to defend damascus
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